Nothing brings a warm summer day to perfection like raising a cold glass of flavorful beer with friends. Thankfully your summer brew choices are as plentiful as your summer weekend getaway options. Here are a few of our favorite brews from Four Points by Sheraton Best Brews program. Cheers!
1. Manny’s Pale Ale
Brewed by Georgetown Brewing Company, a Seattle craft brewery, Manny’s Pale Ale is crisp, clean and smooth with hints of citrus and fruit. It’s a favorite in its hometown, where you can enjoy it at approximately 500 bars. Order a plate of grilled veggies for a delicious pairing.
2. Victory Hop Devil India Pale Ale
This bold and spicy brew pairs well with BBQ ribs.
3. Olde Mecklenburg Copper Amber Ale
This lightly sweet ale has a clean, slightly bitter finish and pairs delectably with a big, juicy steak.
4. Cape Cod Summer
Brewed locally in Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Summer is a wheat beer with hints of banana and clove. Light and refreshing, it’s an ideal brew for summer, in Cape Cod or anywhere else, and pairs well with a plate of crab cakes.
5. New Republic Kadigan
Perfect for hot weather, this crisp American Blonde Ale has delicate floral and citrus flavors balanced with a light note of bitterness. Brewed locally in College Station, Texas, this blonde is a satisfying chaser to a bite of jerk chicken or mango salsa.
6. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
Hopped exclusively with the Centennial varietal from the Pacific Northwest, Bell's Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense aroma of grapefruit and pine resin and its malt balance. This remarkably drinkable American-style IPA pairs well with bright-flavored dishes that contain citrus or cilantro, spicy ground beef tacos, ceviche or even bacon-wrapped frog legs. For dessert consider serving it with a slice of carrot cake or persimmon rice pudding.
7. The Floridian
Brewed at the Funky Buddha Brewery in South Florida, this German-style wheat beer is full on flavor and light on the palate. Like the Florida sunshine, The Floridian makes any BBQ better. Serve it alongside a crisp arugula salad with a lemon vinaigrette, grilled shrimp or even a whole wheat pizza crisped on the grill.
8. Mill Street Organic Lager
Ontario's first certified organic lager, Mill Street Organic Lager contains no pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. Brewed with imported malt and hops, this 4.2% European style pilsner offers a light, crisp and refreshing flavor and a clean finish that pairs perfectly with grilled salmon or tuna.
9. Green Flash West Coast IPA
Brewed in sunny San Diego, this IPA is the perfect beverage when you need to wash down a juicy burger or a plate of sausage and peppers.